5 Signs To Know If Sales Isn’t For You

It’s always best to face the truth – no matter how painful – yet few do. We put together these 5 signs as a way to let folks know that it may be time for a new career. This doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or don’t measure up. It just means that sales isn’t the right fit for you, and you’re likely holding yourself back from better opportunities that suit you better.

Here they are:

  1. You don’t come into work fired up and ready to take on the day
  2. You procrastinate during the day keeping you from being productive
  3. You are always behind on calls, quota, emails – always playing catch up
  4. You look forward to the end of the day and heading home
  5. You complain a lot, are always negative, and never seek ways to improve

Are there more signs? Of course, but these make the point. Many of us see these traits every day in sales people. 90% of sales success is driven by the mentality of the salesperson. If you aren’t fired up and excited to sell every day you will never be successful.

How many times have you heard someone say, “He could sell ice to Eskimos!” about a really good salesperson? That is someone who enjoys selling and is fired up and ready to sell every minute of the day. That’s what it takes to sell!

Too many people feel trapped in their sales job and end up guaranteeing their own failure because of their attitude. Every salesperson has a choice to be their best every day.

A true sales professional facing adversity will take a moment to step back and assess their situation. Then, they’ll get up, find a new way to attack the problem, and if that doesn’t work, do it again and again until they achieve success. Failure is never an end result for a great salesperson, it is only a hurdle to overcome.

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